1. 100 E. Federal Street, Suite 422
  2. Youngstown, OH 44503
  3. 234.228.9696


The Western Reserve Port Authority combines leading-edge financing tools, consulting services and partnership opportunities into a unique suite of development solutions for business, government and non-profit institutions.

Whether you're a company or non-profit seeking ways to finance growth, a developer looking for help with the public infrastructure needed to move your project forward, or a governmental entity searching for ways to retain or attract jobs and development, our professional, experienced staff is eager to put our solutions to work for you.


Our fixed-interest rate financing programs make it possible for developers to access the U.S. capital market and borrow funds at investment grade rates.


Tax Abatement

There are four Enterprise Zones in Mahoning County, and four Foreign-Trade Zones in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties. We help businesses take advantage of the financial benefits they offer.


Community Development

We partner with area local, state and federal entities to optimize development opportunities at Brownfield sites, along the Mahoning River Corridor and in other regions of the Valley.

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News and Events

May 20, 2020

Commissioners approve remodel of Youngstown Development Center

Editor’s note: This story was edited to show the services that the facility will provide and that it won’t deal … read more

May 20, 2020

Commissioners OK $2M for ex-YDC site

YOUNGSTOWN — Mahoning County commissioners this week approved a resolution spending up to $2.05 million for renovations to the former … read more

Recent Projects

Hollywood Gaming

Penn National Gaming entered into a Capital Lease Agreement with the Western Reserve Port Authority to construct stables, race track, parking lots, and other facilities. The Capital Lease agreement provided $60 million in financing for the Hollywood at Mahoning Valley Race Course.


The Inn at Poland Way

POLAND, Ohio – EDM Management Inc. and Briarfield Healthcare Centers will break ground today on the new Inn at Poland Way. The invitation-only event will begin with a breakfast reception at the Poland Township Administration Building followed by a groundbreaking at the project site. The 76,000-square-foot assisted living center is …


University Edge

The Western Reserve Port Authority provided Capital Lease financing for the University Edge development adjacent to the campus at Youngstown State University. University Edge, a privately owned student apartment project, broke ground on September 28, 2015.